The United States of Autism
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Have you ever had a birthday wish that would take a miracle to come true?
Follow the quest of one man who undertook an 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the American landscape to find the answers for his son affected by autism. With interviews that include the widest spectrum of backgrounds – each conducted in the participants’ original language - the film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across the spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures. What he learns along the way will change not only his life, but the lives of those he meets, forever. It’s a story about the best days that still lie ahead for our nation, the families, and the people who give America its heart.
The United States of Autism is a social media juggernaut, one of the first Pepsi Refresh Project winner’s in the amount of $50,000 to make the film, and also a recipient of $10,000 from their follow-up Kickstarter campaign.
The United States of Autism is an independent film created by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Tommy Foundation, which was founded in 2005 by parents of a child on the autism spectrum. It is an emerging voice for the autism movement receiving numerous awards including the Lancaster Red Rose award. Today, the Foundation provides direct assistance to families, as well providing trainings and events for hundreds of students, professionals, PhD candidates and doctors to date. The Tommy Foundation continually seeks to embrace individuals on the entire autism spectrum, educate families and individuals to handle the condition, and to empower all those who desire to advocate for the autism movement.